Tithes


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TITHES, Eng. law. A right to the tenth part of the produce of, lands, the stocks upon lands, and the personal industry of the inhabitants. These tithes are raised for the support of the clergy.
     2. Fortunately, in the United States, the clergy can be supported by the zeal of the people for religion, and there are, no tithes. Vide Cruise, Dig. tit. 22; Ayliffe's Parerg. 504.

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Aora, who might be described as his prime minister and treasurer, had received the tithes as fast as they were paid over, and filled them into large, fine-netted bags of coconut sennit.
Not within the walls of York, ransack my house and that of all my tribe, wilt thou find the tithe of that huge sum of silver that thou speakest of.
If he had done a tithe of what was rumoured about him, how much he must have suffered
You'll want a portly rector to complete the picture, and take his tithe of all the respect and honour you get by your hard work.
They say that it is a pity, the devil should have God's part, which is the tithe.
Yet he had struck no brutal blow, he had uttered no disgraceful taunt, and probably not inflicted a tithe of the pain he had himself to bear.
Few of them anticipated a tithe of what the Brennan mono-rail would do for their railway securities and the face of the world.
Such a lady gave a neighborliness to both rank and religion, and mitigated the bitterness of uncommuted tithe.
I did not then comprehend even a tithe of the wondrous process, which goes on eternally within the confines of Caprona's barrier cliffs nor am I any too sure that I do even now.
I am not used to taking from men a tithe of what I've already taken from you.
There are too many special fields for any one man, in a whole lifetime, to master a tithe of them.
I did not study a tithe as much as I had studied in the past.